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Forum: Airheads Today, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By headtube
Yes, I remember your post. You started with...

Yes, I remember your post. You started with something that was in much better condition than what was being offered. Anyway, it has been sold. Some brave soul has taken on that adventure. Ehh! I...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 10:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By headtube
Engine rebuild video?

I just passed up on a 72 R60/5 that slept outside for a number of years. This bike was in pretty rough condition and probably needed a ground up rebirth. I didn't take this opportunity because I felt...
Forum: Airheads 02-23-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 14,893
Posted By headtube
Looking so fine. How do the kids feel about you...

Looking so fine. How do the kids feel about you recruiting their playroom for a workshop. :rofl
Forum: Airheads 02-22-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 732
Posted By headtube
Dude... break down and buy one. Cheap right here...

Dude... break down and buy one. Cheap right here (http://airheadpartsonline.com/product/generator-rotor-removal-tool/#sthash.tc4pv00v.dpbs). And in your own backyard (Kitchener, ON)
Forum: Airheads 02-22-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,214
Posted By headtube
Hmm, that would be helpful for my tired BSA...

Hmm, that would be helpful for my tired BSA Lucas charging system.
Thanks for the link.
Forum: Airheads 02-22-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 465
Posted By headtube
Ditto. Works a treat.

Ditto. Works a treat.
Forum: Airheads 02-19-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 856
Posted By headtube
I know the elation that comes with bringing a new...

I know the elation that comes with bringing a new bike home... but riding between the ice patches. :roflCrazy Canuck! If I'm not mistaken I saw this bike on Kijiji a few weeks ago. Nice purchase...
Forum: Airheads 02-18-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 14,893
Posted By headtube
Your project is shaping up nicely. Keeps away the...

Your project is shaping up nicely. Keeps away the winter blahs. Looks like it may be ready for Spring start-up. :D
Forum: Airheads 02-15-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By headtube
I continue to use Hylomar with good results....

I continue to use Hylomar with good results. Hylomar Blue is what you'd ask for. Use sparingly = thin film is all you need.
Forum: Airheads 02-10-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 14,893
Posted By headtube
This is coming along very nicely. Going to look...

This is coming along very nicely. Going to look smashing with that new paint.

Even though I've been following your post I've forgotten if you mentioned you're increasing the displacement. Any...
Forum: Airheads 02-10-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,179
Posted By headtube
Sounds like fun. The bike looks great btw. Is...

Sounds like fun. The bike looks great btw. Is this an over-nighter. Or several.

Do report back. During winter I get to live vicariously through those that live in less restrictive climes. :D I...
Forum: Airheads 02-06-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,609
Posted By headtube
That is good news. I wish mine had done the same....

That is good news. I wish mine had done the same. Happy riding.
Forum: Airheads 02-05-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,609
Posted By headtube
Clearly you have the stepped cylinder. If your...

Clearly you have the stepped cylinder. If your block does not have the machined groove to accommodate the step/O-ring combination then yes, those steps need to be machined off to the same diameter as...
Forum: Airheads 02-04-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,609
Posted By headtube
Be aware!

Your new Nikasil jugs won't fit flush to your crankcase. Unless your crankcase has the groove/cut-a-way to accept the big O-ring. Don't forget... the Nikasil barrel has a larger diameter base/ridge...
Forum: Airheads 01-30-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,077
Posted By headtube
Yup. Whatever it takes. With any blast media....

Yup. Whatever it takes. With any blast media. You should always wash with copious amounts of soapy water and rinse. When the wife has her back turned the parts go into the dish washer and get the...
Forum: Airheads 01-29-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,077
Posted By headtube
Vapour blasting is the new blast media. I'd go...

Vapour blasting is the new blast media. I'd go that way. Super clean with no damage to the part/s.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-ts=1422503916&v=jnqRqK23yWc&x-yt-cl=85027636

If you start...
Forum: Airheads 01-15-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,771
Posted By headtube
I love my RS. Highway riding is marvellous with...

I love my RS. Highway riding is marvellous with that faring. Comes into its own fully loaded. Handles well too.
...
Forum: Airheads 01-13-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,179
Posted By headtube
Fantastic. Very nice clean up on this machine....

Fantastic. Very nice clean up on this machine. I've fully enjoyed your thread. :clap

That's not snow I see in SLC, Utah is it? From where I sit your location is the tropics. What happened to...
Forum: Airheads 01-12-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 14,893
Posted By headtube
Nice work. Looks great. I tried to find some of...

Nice work. Looks great. I tried to find some of this Rub N buff in the Toronto area but they don't sell it anywhere. Where did you buy it?
Forum: Airheads 01-11-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,983
Posted By headtube
You need to relocate!

In Canada we register once. If purchased new, 13% sales tax on the total cost. Insurance is required. In Ontario, (provinces vary) there is no emissions testing for motorcycles. Every year we...
Forum: Airheads 01-09-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,341
Posted By headtube
I know I did. Dog... what did you decide to use...

I know I did. Dog... what did you decide to use as bearings replacements? OEM or online? Timken, Nachi, SKF, FAG, etc... You got a part # ?
Forum: Airheads 01-06-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,341
Posted By headtube
Hey Dog. Thanks for the pics and your continuing...

Hey Dog. Thanks for the pics and your continuing reports. Looks like I'll be grabbing the tool for my ride.
Forum: Airheads 01-01-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,061
Posted By headtube
Tapered roller bearings... Not BMW...

I found a site (https://www.bearingscanada.com/320-28X-Taper-Roller-Wheel-Bearings-28x52x16-p/320-28-roller-wheel-285216.htm) in my neighbourhood that sells the 320/28 Taper Roller Bearings 28x52x16...
Forum: Airheads 12-30-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,341
Posted By headtube
Yep... saw that myself, but the important section...

Yep... saw that myself, but the important section (removing the races) is missing. Also... a shame to spend a $100 on a CycleWorks tool that I'll only use once. Well, until that /5 comes along. :evil
Forum: Airheads 12-30-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,341
Posted By headtube
Hey Dog... while you're in there would you mind...

Hey Dog... while you're in there would you mind showing us how you get those pesky bearing races out. I'm on the verge of doing the same. Unlike the Japanese framed bikes you cannot simply use a...
Forum: Airheads 12-29-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,341
Posted By headtube
If it's that stubborn, I'd try a rattle gun. But...

If it's that stubborn, I'd try a rattle gun. But that's just me.
Forum: Airheads 12-26-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,946
Posted By headtube
Not quite... but nowhere near the same condition....

Not quite... but nowhere near the same condition. Link (http://www.kijiji.ca/v-motorcycle-parts-accessories/city-of-toronto/bmw-r90s-project/1041240002?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true) Not mine btw....
Forum: Airheads 12-24-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,582
Posted By headtube
Forget the mirrors. I like those five spoke...

Forget the mirrors. I like those five spoke wheels. And rear disc compatible too! Nice. Are they Morris or another make? I thought Morris only came in (7) spoke.
Forum: Airheads 12-23-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,332
Posted By headtube
Well, I've given up. My experiment went south...

Well, I've given up. My experiment went south when I discovered fluid weeping through the epoxy. This is now trash.



PM'ed
Forum: Airheads 12-22-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,332
Posted By headtube
Hard riding doesn't necessarily mean straight...

Hard riding doesn't necessarily mean straight line high speeds. Consider sticky tires, hot pavement, and some serious RPM's leaning over hard coming out of a corner. I think the Shaft has got it...
Forum: Airheads 12-21-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,332
Posted By headtube
No seals available. But you knew that. :D A...

No seals available. But you knew that. :D

A discovery...

http://proflorists.net/AAA/Dampner01.JPG

I decided to strip the unit of it's paint and greasy mess with aircraft stripper to get a...
Forum: Airheads 12-21-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 574
Posted By headtube
I did exactly that. No dice. Wiring is totally in...

I did exactly that. No dice. Wiring is totally in the way - under the bottom clamp. Looks like the headlamp is coming off.
Forum: Airheads 12-21-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,332
Posted By headtube
Si Señor... but need to know what type, weight...

Si Señor... but need to know what type, weight and amount of oil to add.
Forum: Airheads 12-21-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 574
Posted By headtube
Too funny. Yea, and no heated garage! I need the...

Too funny. Yea, and no heated garage! I need the support just to survive no riding til April.
Forum: Airheads 12-21-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 574
Posted By headtube
Diagnosing tapered roller bearings

I presently have my front end apart. How the hell do you get the bottom triple clamp out past the wiring on a 79 RS? Please don't say you have to remove the fairing and wiring!

Anyway - I'm...
Forum: Airheads 12-21-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,179
Posted By headtube
Self-prescribed therapy - fantastic. I hope Dr....

Self-prescribed therapy - fantastic. I hope Dr. Slash comes through with all the right remedies. Speedy recovery :D Nice project.
Forum: Airheads 12-21-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,332
Posted By headtube
This sounds interesting. I just might try it. Do...

This sounds interesting. I just might try it. Do you know what weight fluid to use?
Forum: Airheads 12-20-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,332
Posted By headtube
Is my steering stabilizer toast?

Well, the obvious dried up fluid would point to a resounding "yes", but it does have some resistance. I've never had one in my hands until now so I don't know how hard the resistance should be....
Forum: Airheads 12-17-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 704
Posted By headtube
Those rubber washers/seals are inside the "guide...

Those rubber washers/seals are inside the "guide support" at the top of the damper rod (where the compression springs fit over). You'll find them inside the body - if they haven't disintegrated....
Forum: Airheads 12-15-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 704
Posted By headtube
That spring looks like it came from the back of...

That spring looks like it came from the back of the fork seal itself. Check the other seal and you'll find the same round spring.



Agreed. You're this far already. Be a shame to put everything...
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